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Film still from TERRA FEMME. You can see a huge octopus figure with scowling face on a meadow.

Sat 21.05.

  • Director

    Courtney Stephens

  • USA / 2017-2021
    62 Min. / DCP / Original version

  • Original language


  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender
  • With a live performance by Courtney Stephens

In the 1920s, more and more women started photographing and filming the world. The filmmaker came across such amateur footage in film archives and other collections. In these early travelogues, women travel to India and Ecuador, film their vacations or take the camera with them on work trips. To what extent does their gaze differ from that of men? “These women documented the world and thus also documented their personal standpoint, which was still that of an outsider. The films make a claim for the right to public space as an outsider.” (Courtney Stephens). TERRA FEMME is screened as a live performance: in similar fashion to the historical screenings of the travelogues, the filmmaker speaks the text for her film live in the auditorium. (hb)
We would like to thank the US Embassy in Berlin for their support.

Funded by:

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